Dita Von Teese's Shortlist

Dita Von Teese's Shortlist

Movie recommendations from burlesque performer, fashion icon and beauty writer, Dita Von Teese
A burlesque star and modern-day feminist, Dita Von Teese grew up fascinated by the Golden Age of Cinema, pin-up imagery, and vintage lingerie. Performing striptease since 1992, she is the biggest name in modern burlesque and is credited with bringing the art form back into the cultural spotlight. In addition to her famous burlesque shows, Dita is a self-styled fashion icon, topping best-dressed lists all over the world, and she also became a New York Times best-selling author with her 2015 book, "Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour."

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Dita Von Teese's Shortlist
  • Dita Von Teese Recommends 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance'

    “It’s funny, it’s poetic, it’s a little bit gory… it’s a great story of redemption and revenge.”

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    2005 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, International

    A Korean revenge thriller gives the leading lady the edge.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Brutal and beautiful, this award winning conclusion to Park Chan-wook’s 'Vengeance' trilogy has shocked audiences around the world.

    Note: English subtitles are...

  • Dita Von Teese Recommends 'Irma La Douce'

    “It’s really a colorful, sexual romp… and it’s also a love story.”

  • Irma La Douce

    1963 • NR • Comedy, Romance, Award Winning

    Lemon & MacLaine shine in Wilder’s Parisian romantic farce.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: We love this classic rom-com for its brilliant performances and fantastic production design.

    A mischievous comedy about the Parisian policeman who raided his boss' fa...

  • Dita Von Teese Recommends 'The Producers'

    “I have been a fan of Mel Brooks movies since I was a little girl.”

  • The Producers

    1967 • PG • Comedy

    It’s springtime for Hitler, and trouble for the producers.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Mel Brooks’ classic, which Roger Ebert called "one of the funniest movies ever made," will still make you laugh out loud.

    Two producers are out to scam elderly women of their wealth by getting...

  • Dita Von Teese Recommends 'Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel'

    “Discovering style is something that gave me power… Diana Vreeland is someone that I always look to as an example of that.”

  • Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

    2011 • PG-13 • Documentary, Biography

    “Style - all who have it share one thing: originality.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Her revolutionary vision embraced the magic and power of fashion - and you’ll be captivated by what she saw.

    The eponymous Empress of Fashion, Diana Vreeland, fashion editor o...